Do we ever grow out of the excitement of seeing our gifts under the tree at Christmas?
There's just something about that box with our name on it, wrapped up nicely with the surprise of not knowing what might be in there, that makes everyone feel like a kid again. Then, as fast as Christmas morning came, it's all over and all that's left are the boxes and the wrapping paper everywhere.
But God gave the world the greatest gift we've ever received in sending His Son, Jesus, to give His life a ransom for many as a gift we unwrap every day. And this gift is no surprise wrapped up neatly in a box, He's God With Us.
This Christmas at Bridgeview Church, we're going to take a look at gifts from God; thanksgiving, forgiveness, the gift of another chance, healing, and the greatest gift of all, that God truly is with us.